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Grotesque art

Giulia told this 12th c fresco was inspired by Roman paintings found in grottoes. The word grotesque comes from grotto.
Adventures in Hitch Hiking

November 4th 2010
Day 9 Spoleto-Assisi-Spoleto We took a morning train to Assisi (about 40 minutes), and then a bus up into the city. I really wanted to see the cave where St. Francis had meditated, which is about 4 kilometers outside of town, in woods that are still much the way they were in Francis’s time. We discovered that no public transportation goes out there, only taxis, of which we saw none. So ... read more
Europe » Italy » Umbria » Assisi

Italian Flag Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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